A Soldier and a Man (Bamforth series 4901)
"A Soldier and a Man" was a set of three hand-coloured postcards published by Bamforth & Co. Ltd. of Holmfirth.
The text is based on the song of the same name composed by Frank Pieri (words) and J.W. Garland (music).
The postcards were published as series number 4901.
A Soldier and a Man (1)
- A soldier stood on the battlefield, his weary watch to keep,
- While the pale moon cover'd her mantle o'er the souls that 'neath her sleep.
- "Ah! me," he sighed, with tearful eye, and call'd on Him above;
- "I'm far away from my children dear, and all on earth I love!"
- At the bugle call he turned once more the battlefield to scan,
- And said "I am, whate'er my fate, a soldier and a man."
A Soldier and a Man (2)
- The bugle called, he hastened forth,
- The bravest in the battle's van!
- Remember him who yields his life,
- He is a soldier, and a man.
A Soldier and a Man (3)
- The night watch o'er, the morn dawned, his light on earth to show;
- And the soldier, true to his Country's call, advances to meet the foe.
- Amid the din of shot and shell he fought with heart so brave,
- Till reeling from his faithful steed, he found a soldier's grave.
- Oh! Father, who in heaven above, hath all things in Thy span,
- Remember him who yields his life, he's a soldier and a man.